Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Don't Move! Update Your Family Home Instead This Summer

If you’re tired of your family home and feel it’s time to pack up and move house; stop and consider if you could improve your living space, but remain in your beloved area instead. Moving is a stressful and costly option, so reconsider, and think about making some home improvements that will solve your space, storage, and lifestyle problems. The following are some ideas for those who are tempted to leave their accommodation behind due to a few issues that could be solved.

Open Up

If you feel like your family has outgrown the space in your home, and their stuff keeps multiplying; you could consider knocking down a wall or two, and opening up the rooms in your house. A larger, open space will allow you to introduce more storage solutions and will give an airy feeling to your new, light-filled, living area.

If your kitchen is the heart of your home, but you feel claustrophobic every time you cook and eat in there; consider taking out the back wall that leads onto the garden. Replacing a wall with floor to ceiling windows and glass patio doors, from a company like Buckingham Double Glazing, will floor your culinary space with light and give the feeling of an extension, which leads into the outside space. Separate rooms can often feel cramped and pokey, so creating an open plan living space in the downstairs of your house, will allow the whole family to be together, and you can keep an eye on the kids as you’re preparing their dinner.

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Extend

If there is currently not enough space in your home, whether it’s open plan or not; you could look into an extension. Adding an extra bedroom, because the kids won’t share anymore or you’ve got another on the way (congrats), is a great way to add value to your property, and will solve the problem of space. Perhaps your garden is big enough to allow your kitchen to be extended; so think about utilising your outside space to increase the room on the inside. Check out some extension ideas here and see how your house could drastically improve.

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Build

If you feel the need to move because you work from home, and you want an allocated office area, or you just feel that your family needs more storage as they grow; an outbuilding or garage might be the option for you. Building a space down your garden, like a summer house or flat pack cladded structure, will allow you to separate your work from the rest of the house, giving you the home office you’ve always wanted, and relieve the clutter that your job brings to your living space.

Garages and sheds are a great way to house your family’s sports gear, bikes, tools, and DIY related items, which will free up the cupboards and surfaces inside your home. A decluttered and organised living space will ensure that your home is a more pleasurable environment for you and your family to reside within, so consider building a structure that will help you to house the bulk of your stuff.

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